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Old 03-13-2004, 07:51 PM   #1
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Westell Dual USB/Ethernet DSL Modem

I just installed Redhat Linuix 9. My problem is I have a Westell Dual Ethernet USB DSL Modem that I cannot get to access the Verizon Network. I am very new to Linuix. I have the modem working properly on the Windows XP side of things. The Modem software didnt come with any drivers except for XP and the MAC. How can I get this modem to operate with my DSL Service?
Old 04-18-2004, 12:09 AM   #2
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Forget USB

I subscribe to Verizon DSL, and spent an entire week in a futile attempt to get the Westell 2200 usb modem to work. Conclusion: it may be possible, but it sure isn't worth the effort.

After reading other posts about usb dsl modems here at, I went out and picked up a 3Com 10/100 Network Interface Card (NIC), installed it in my machine using Win98, and replaced the usb cord with the ethernet cord included with the original package from Verizon.

When I brought up Linux (SuSE 9.0) it recognized the new card, I configured it (get everything from the gateway), and that was all it took. I opened a console window and pinged, no trouble at all. After so many fruitless hours, oh what a feeling!

So the best way to configure the usb modem for Verizon DSL in Linux is to dispense with the usb connection. Ethernet is the answer. If you need more specifics, feel free to contact me.


PS: In case you're wary about installing new hardware, this was my first attempt to open the cover and install a new card, and it was a piece of cake.


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